ERIC Number: ED171493
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
American Samoa. Annual Report to the Secretary of the Interior--September 30, 1976 through September 30, 1977.
American Samoa Office of Samoan Information, Pago Pago.
In fiscal year 1977 the two houses of the American Samoan Legislature enacted some 60 public laws. Some of these laws were preparing for the new elective governor, the first to be elected (rather than appointed) in the 77-year history of the islands as an unincorporated territory of the United States. The total budget for the government of American Samoa for FY 1977 was $62,381,000. The public schools served a total of 9,876 students on a budget of $7,823,623. Some 2000 of the children were 3 to 5 year olds and participated in the Early Childhood programs at 135 centers in 54 villages. Approximately 5,622 children were enrolled in 25 elementary schools, and 2,144 highschool students attended the four high schools. The American Samoan Community College was granted full accreditation in 1977, its sixth year of existence. The Port Administration reported a 72 percent increase in revenue compared with the previous year. The customs division entered 801 vessels, and collected exise taxes of $1,322,182. Pago Pago International Airport handled 11,992 flights and processed 77,610 inbound and 81,820 outbound passengers. Tax revenue for the year was $7.1 million; $1.9 million came from individual income tax and the rest from corporate taxes. A 1977 sample census indicated 4,166 households and a total population of 30,600. Broad areas covered in this report include general information, legislative actions, legal affairs, general government, education, medical services, transportation, and economic development. (DS)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Community Change, Community Colleges, Community Organizations, Developing Nations, Early Childhood Education, Economic Development, Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Role, Health Services, Humanities, Leadership, Legislation, Public Agencies, Services, Tables (Data), Transportation
Revenue Division, Department of Administrative Services, Government of American Samoa, Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of the Interior, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Samoa Office of Samoan Information, Pago Pago.
Identifiers: American Samoa
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